Big Data Challenges and Opportunities
Over the last few years, big data has emerged on enterprise radar screens. Everyone from President Obama to major corporations and government agencies are looking for ways to put the concept to work effectively. But somewhere between the buzz and achieving real-world results is the somewhat overwhelming task of transforming countless bits and bytes into actionable information. Humans now produce upward of 1,800 exabytes of data annually, and that figure is accelerating. This massive stream of unstructured data, along with conventional databases, presents enormous and mounting challenges for business and IT executives. A new MeriTalk report sponsored by NetApp, "Big Data, Big Brains," delves into this topic and offers a variety of insights and opinions from visionary big data leaders. Together, they discuss how government and private sector organizations can confront emerging big data challenges and opportunities. Here are 10 notable ideas that could help your organization frame an effective big data strategy.